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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen note, issued to a German Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2005.522.3

Scrip receipt for 5 kronen issued to 16 year old Marion Sapir when she was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt labor camp from 1942-1944. Currency was confiscated upon entry and scrip was distributed per a 5-tier rating or received for conscript labor while in camp. Marion found there was nothing to purchase with the notes. In May 1940, Germany occupied the Netherlands, and in July 1941, Marion, her parents, and her 11 year old brother were sent to Westerbork transit camp and deported to Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia. In 1944, they were transferred to Auschwitz. Her mother was murdered in the gas chambers on arrival. Marion was sent to Oederan labor camp. When that camp was evacuated because of advancing US troops, she was sent back to Theresienstadt where she was liberated in May 1945. Her brother died in a camp shortly after liberation, but her father survived. They were reunited in Amsterdam in September 1945 and immigrated to the United States in 1947.

issue:  1943 January 01
received:  1944
issue: Theresienstadt (concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marion Sapir
Record last modified: 2023-01-19 14:20:20
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